Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lilacs by The Old Schoolhouse

On Easter Sunday there was a guy selling lilacs from Julian on the side of the road next to an old schoolhouse in Olivenhain.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Sketches

Weird bird at Barefoot Bar (No, I wasn't drinking. He really looks like that.  Go see for yourself.)

Tree in front
Rubber Tree plant

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Picture of Wannabe Nostalgia Quilt

I'm taking a two day Art Quilt class from, guess who, Jane La Fazio.  I am not a quilter.  After struggling all weekend to  produce this pinned collection of parental ephemera I have learned that knowing a bunch of techniques and loving fabric does not a quilter make.  So I present an "assemblage" on cyberpaper relating to my mother's side of the family.

There are three generations in the top photo: my mother with her parents and maternal grandmother. The photo on the left and below are of my mother at different ages.  The map is of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, where her maternal ancestors lived and the census records are from 1870 and 1850 showing their presence there.  The crochet work is from my nimble fingered grandmother's bedspread and tablecloth - pictures transferred onto cloth.  I painted the flowers: lilac for Nanny and Trailing Arbutus, known as Mayflowers,  for Mummie. (No one in those days was called "Mom":o)

Next class: Quilting 101...

P.S. got some great suggestions at the second day class critique that, if I have time to implement, will solve my problems and make the quilt into art. Thanks, "Lovely Students"!

Monday, April 4, 2011

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